This is one of those mornings where I’m finding so much good stuff that I know I won’t have time to write about it all, but this Webquest created by Trevor Ettenborough for the Arizona Technology in Education Alliance conference this weekend takes top honors.
Your task has four steps:
First, with a small group you will examine several different web sites, looking at common characteristics of blogs. You will report back to the larger group common features of blogs and how they may differ from typical web pages.
Second, your small group will inspect several more sites. You will work together to describe the key features of a blog and how blogs might be used in education.
Third, you will work individually to create a blog of your own. (Relax, you need no knowledge of html or web design).Your blog may be on any topic that interests you. (It is the process of blogging, not the content of the blog, that we will be examining in this step).
Finally, you will participate in a discussion regarding a variety of blogging tools including sites that host blogs (for free and for a fee), software for running your own blogs, RSS feeds, and News Aggregators.
Now how great is that?
UPDATE: My commenting bug is rearing it’s head…see Trevor’s response here.